• Photos: Long Beach Pride 2012

    Photos: Long Beach Pride 2012

    This year, Long Beach Pride 2012 took place on the weekend of May 19th and 20th. During this two-day pride celebration in the beautiful city of Long Beach, California many different organizations from the public and private sector, politicians, club owners, police and fire departments, churches, banks, and lots of people from all around came all along Ocean Avenue to […]

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  • Uruguay, país de contradicciones

    Uruguay, país de contradicciones

    Hoy estamos de luto nuevamente. En cuatro semanas, cuatro chicas trans asesinadas, cuatro vidas cegadas, cuatro personas muertas, cuatro historias mutiladas. Uruguay tiene muchas deudas, deudas con los familiares de desaparecidos en la dictadura, deuda con el pueblo que espera que los ex dictadores sean juzgados, deuda con la comunidad LGTBQ. Durante el primer gobierno de izquierda liderado por el […]

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  • Uruguay – Al interior del activismo

    Uruguay – Al interior del activismo

    En Uruguay hay un fuerte contraste de realidades entre Montevideo y  muchos de los departamentos del interior. Desde la educación, en la capital están todas las carreras terciarias y sólo algunas son dictadas en otros departamentos; hasta la cantidad de población. En el área metropolitana de la capital reside cerca del 50% de los habitantes de todo el país. La […]

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  • ACTION ITEM: Apply for Netroots Nation 2012 Scholarship

    ACTION ITEM: Apply for Netroots Nation 2012 Scholarship

    Editor’s note: Netroots Nation is an annual gathering of progressive folks interested in learning how to use technology to influence the conversations around issues of public importance. However, as with many other large yearly conferences, the high cost of attending is often prohibitive for many working class people of color. Therefore, in order to ensure a strong LGBTQ Latin@ vote, […]

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  • Vida/SIDA Opens Space for LGBTQ Homeless Youth

    Vida/SIDA Opens Space for LGBTQ Homeless Youth

    Last Saturday, in the presence elected officials, community leaders, and Humboldt Park residents, Vida/SIDA officially opened the doors of El Rescate, an assisted living space for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) youth, bringing a much needed service to the predominately Puerto Rican and Latino neighborhood. “This is about hope. It’s about dignity. it’s about saving lives,” said […]

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  • ACTION ITEM: Chicago LGBTQ Community Needs Assessment

    ACTION ITEM: Chicago LGBTQ Community Needs Assessment

    Launched on October 7th of this year by a partnership between the LGBT Community fund, an initiative of The Chicago Community Trust (CCT), and consultant firm Morten Group, the LGBT Community Needs Assessment will determine how to to raise and spend a million dollars in the Chicagoland LGBTQ community over the next three years. The assessment, consisting of surveys (available […]

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  • Chilean Senate passes LGBTQ inclusive anti-discrimination bill

    Chilean Senate passes LGBTQ inclusive anti-discrimination bill

    With 28 votes in favor, two against and no abstentions, the Chilean Senate overwhelmingly approved yesterday an anti-discrimination bill that would provide protections for all minority classes, including sexual orientation and gender identity. Also included is discrimination based on race/ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, ideology, political opinion, language, sex, marital status, age, appearance, sickness, disability, affiliation, union and guild membership. Those […]

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  • Life Begins at 30: Chicago Reeling International Film Festival

    Life Begins at 30: Chicago Reeling International Film Festival

    Originally published in Extra Newspaper When the Reeling International Film Festival first began in 1981, it was nothing more than a small collection of films presented at the Chicago Filmmakers’ 90-seat screening room. Since then, it has grown to become one of the longest running lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) film festivals in the world, second only to […]

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  • Torta Tortón: De allá y de acá

    Torta Tortón: De allá y de acá

    No nací para vivir en una ciudad donde la uniformidad es la norma. Soy conciente que amo la diversidad en todos sus géneros y quizá esa sea una de las razones por las cuales vivo donde vivo y por lo cual en Uruguay solía sentirme bastante extranjera. Me maravilla sentarme en un café y escuchar diferentes idiomas. Ese permiso sin […]

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  • Chican@, Bisexual & Genderqueer … with Diabetes

    Chican@, Bisexual & Genderqueer … with Diabetes

    Ricky García, a bisexual/pansexual genderqueer Chican@, has been living with type 2 diabetes for 30 years. An advocate for people with disabilities at an independent living center in Claremont, California, ze knows first hand the struggles that many trans and gender non-conforming Latin@s face when living with diabetes. A Native of East Los Angeles, Ricky comes from a family with […]

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